NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 600
$ 500
$ 100.00 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
17% slightly better overall score
67 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

109 FPS
28 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
81 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
60 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
9 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
71 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
10 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
35 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
66% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
57,968

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
55% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
48,131

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
13% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
7,692

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
16% slightly higher core clock speed
1,130 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
13% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,560 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
100% significantly more memory
6 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
Identical
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
7% slightly higher memory bandwidth
336 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
150 W
13% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
100 Gigapixels/s
16% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
225 Gigatexels/s
12% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
77% significantly better floating point performance
7 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
55% significantly more shading units
2,304

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
144
28% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
64
33% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
52nd of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 5600 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
January 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 3060 vs Radeon RX 5600 XT comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 5600 XT in gaming.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 3060 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 5600 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 150 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 is better than the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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